Upgrade to $ave to reap savings on heating costs

Upgrade to $ave logo - Green North Carolina outline, "Upgrade to $ave, Roanoke Electric Cooperative"Is your home ready for Old Man Winter’s return? Roanoke Electric Co-op’s Upgrade to $ave program can help member-owners answer that question and make their homes more energy-efficient for the cold weather season.

“The cost of keeping warm during the winter often poses a financial challenge for many of our member-owners,” said Marshall Cherry, the co-op’s chief operating officer. “This is often as a result of heat escaping unnecessarily from the home.”

To date, 465 member-owners have participated in the program that helps save energy and money by making weatherization improvements to their homes and businesses.

Here’s how the program works:

  1. Member-owner’s participation in the program begins with the free energy assessment, simply as a benefit of co-op membership.
  2. The co-op will send and pay for a certified energy assessor coming to the participant's home and conduct a full energy assessment to determine the efficiency upgrades that will result in the most cost-savings on the participant's monthly power bills.
  3. The co-op will then schedule a follow-up appointment to send a weatherization crew back to the participant's home to install the energy efficiency upgrades -- also at no upfront cost to the participant.
  4. More than 90 percent of our projects do not require upfront investments

For more information on how to request your free assessment today, visit our Smart Energy Savings page.